For some the name Woolworth’s can bring back fond memories of a tasty cheeseburger and a 5 cent Coke while seated at a lunch counter, perhaps after shopping for deals at the famed “Five & Dime.” In Bakersfield, you can still have that experience, although for a wee bit more than five and ten cents, and sadly only for about another month as the last operating Woolworth’s luncheonette is closing (supposedly temporarily) at the end of October.Inside the Last Operating Woolworth’s Lunch Counter
I didn’t realize there were any Woolworth still around. The one around here closed years ago. It later had a fire and they didn’t rebuild it. It was one of the first sit-ins by blacks, not as famous as the one people remember. They recreated the sit-in using a very detailed sculpture.